It is extremely helpful to understand the high-level acquisition policy landscape to ensure that day-to-day operations are tracking in the right direction. Kathleen Briggs, Ironstar Technology Inc.

Acquisitions are so central to Contract Management, they’re often referred to side-by-side: a search of either term will bring up the other. Acquisitions are about logistics: contract negotiations, procurement, orders, payments, supply chain, shipping, delivery, communication. NCMA prepares you for all of it.

What Do We Mean by Acquisition?

Acquisition is the coordination and integration of a comprehensive plan to fulfill a customer need — on time and on budget. It includes developing the overall strategy and adding value through:

  • Relevant market research
  • Risk analysis
  • Formulation of a contracting strategy


  • CM Magazine|

    SUPPLY LINES: Examining the Intersection of Supply Chain Management and Contract Management

    Flexible Contracts = Responsive Supply Chains

  • CM Magazine|

    Government Contracting in the Time of COVID-19

    How the federal government and its suppliers responded to COVID-19 over the course of the year, and a look at what 2021 might bring.

  • CM Magazine|

    Mitigating Cognitive Bias in Proposal Evaluation

    The common thread in nearly all sustained protests is cognitive bias within the technical evaluation process.

See More Articles
  • Collaborate

    Members are talking about Acquisitions. Get in on the conversation through our members-only, online forum, Collaborate.

    Collaborate with Peers